Multi-agency working: Hazardous materials

Control Measure Knowledge

This control measure should be read in conjunction with Command roles and responsibilities


Due to the complexity of hazardous materials incidents it is essential that the incident commander works with all appropriate agencies when attempting to control and contain hazardous material releases. The joint understanding of risk (JUR) is a key component in achieving a safe multi-agency response to deliver a safe resolution to the incident. The specialist knowledge and equipment which the fire and rescue service can provide at hazardous material incidents allows them to inform and advise other multi-agency partners on the significance of any risks, including the extent of cordons and advice to the public.

For further information refer to the JESIP Principles for joint working.

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions